Region : Shetland Home
Island : Mainland Map
Town or village : Lerwick List
Grid Reference : HU 464 408 Glossary
Period : 700 BC-AD 300 Bibliography

Clickimin image

A well preserved broch and promontory fort surrounded by an Iron Age settlement, to the south-west of Lerwick (Shetland).
This site, now on the south shore of the Loch of Clickimin, was once on an island connected to the mainland by an artificial causeway.
The earliest building was a late Bronze Age house, now visible to the north-west of the broch. Later Iron Age developments comprise a defensive blockhouse and the construction of the broch.
In the 2nd and 3rd century AD a wheelhouse was built inside and some houses outside the broch.
At the island end of the causeway, there is an early historic slab carved with two footprints. In northern and western Britain such stones are often associated with kingship rituals.
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